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Agreement sees waiting time reduced

A new regional agreement with St John will see waiting times for patients being transferred between South Island hospitals significantly reduced.

The agreement was facilitated by the South Island Support Services Service Level Alliance – part of the South Island Alliance, a collaboration between the five South Island DHBs.

Because St John is able to provide vehicles on a scheduled basis, and transport more than one patient at a time, patients will no longer have to wait.

The arrangement is good for patients, good for the DHBs and good for St John. Read the full story here.